Mark Nash (centre) is taken from the Bridewell Court in Dublin after he was charged in October 2009 in connection with the killings of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callinan in Grangegorman in 1997. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For months after the mutilated remains of Mary Callanan (61), and Sylvia Sheils (60), were found in sheltered accommodation for psychiatric patients i(...)

Murder victim Sylvia Shiels.

March 7th, 1997: Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Sheils (60) found dead in sheltered accommodation at 1 Orchard Walk, Grangegorman, Dublin. June 16th, 1(...)

Gardaí do not believe 37-year-old Dubliner Joseph Whelan was the victim of foul play.

Gardaí are awaiting the results of toxicology tests before determining the cause of death for a man whose remains were found in a Co Cavan lake on Sat(...)

The rise in the number of life sentences reflects the increasingly violent nature of crime, especially among organised criminals, as well as the success of the Garda in bringing criminals before the courts

The average time in prison served by those sentenced to life reached 20 years last year for only the third time in the history of the State.News that (...)

 Nóirín O’Sullivan: “Policing is a profession that needs a constant influx of new people.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said recruitment levels to the force will need to be significantly increased to about 500 members annually (...)

The Association of Garda Superintendents has been told that the plan to recruit 300 new officers is not enough to keep pace with the numbers leaving the force.

The number of gardaí is at a critically low level and the Government’s new recruitment drive will not adequately address the problem, Garda superinten(...)

The number of burglaries is higher now than at the height of the economic boom. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Most people will be incredulous that mooted new consecutive sentences for burglars are not already the norm.A range of specialist Garda operations to (...)

Eamonn Lillis, jailed for killing his wife Celine Cawley in 2008, leaving Wheatfield Prison in  Dublin on Saturday on his release.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

Eamonn Lillis, jailed for killing his wife Celine Cawley in 2008, flew to the UK on Saturday after he was released from Wheatfield Prison in Dublin. H(...)

Garda preserve the scene of the fatal stabbing  on Phibsboro Road in Dublin.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photography

A woman suspected of stabbing a man to death in a late night incident in Dublin has been arrested by gardaí.The suspect, who is in her mid 40s, is bei(...)

File photo of Eamonn Lillis leaving the Criminal Courts Complex in Dublin in 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The media circus around Saturday morning’s release of Eamonn Lillis echoed the coverage of his wife’s killing and his subsequent trial.The violent dea(...)